De-Localising Dialect - New AHRC Research Network Launched

De-Localising Dialect - New AHRC Research Network Launched

Issued: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:30:00 GMT

Event Date: 22/2

De-Localising Dialect is a new AHRC Research Network led by Professor Maria Fusco (Northumbria University) and Dr Scott Hames (University of Stirling). The network explores how dialect may be untethered from geographical location to generate new distinct critical and creative meaning.

The first network event is a workshop that will take place in The Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, 22 February, 11-4pm. An informal, practical day in which participants are invited to get involved. Workshop leaders are:

Jeremy Scott (writer and literary stylistician, University of Kent; author of The Demotic Voice in Contemporary British Fiction

Raman Mundair (poet, playwright and artist based in Shetland; author of A Choreographer’s Cartography and Incoming: Some Shetland Voices

Harry Josephine Giles (Edinburgh-based poet, performer, singer; author of Tonguit and The Games; they will be joined in performance by Atzi Muramatsu)

This is a free event, with lunch and refreshments provided. Unfortunately, we cannot cover travel expenses.

If you wish to participate, please email Scott, who is organising this first event, ( with a few lines about yourself and why you're interested in the workshop by Friday 8 February.